Nick Harkaway
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Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway is the author of Gnomon (William Heinemann, October 2017), as well as The Gone-Away World, Angelmaker (for which he won the Oxfam Emerging Writers Prize and the Kitschies' coveted Red Tentacle) and Tigerman. He has been described variously as 'J. G. Ballard's geeky younger brother', 'William Makepeace Thackerary on acid' and 'a British mimetic speculative godgame novelist'. The Blind Giant, his only full length non-fiction work, examined the interaction of technology and humanity and how best to live in a world where gadgets have become fundamental.

Nick lives in London with his wife and their two children. He publishes occasional articles on Medium, and is mildly noted for extensive and profane political Twitterings. Hosting a conference at London's Science Museum for the European Space Agency in September 2016, he took a rueful moment aside to tell a supportive audience: "In meinem Herz, ich bin Europäer." He loves Borges and Calvino, Proulx and Winterson, Gibson and DeLillo. Other important influences include Benjamin Zidarch, Vittorio Innocenti and Susana Balbo.

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    • By Mark Hancock on 12-09-18

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